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Interior's Students Design Drexel Welcome Center

March 16, 2010 — Movie poster for Exit 117 with pieces of paper on corkboard

Drexel Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management Joan McDonald challenged Interior Design students to develop design concepts and ideas for the renovations for the Admissions Welcome Center in the Main Building. Eight student teams and interior design faculty participated in a four-week charrette held over recent consecutive weekends. The plans were on display in the Welcome Center in the Main Building and the winners were announced on March 17th. For the competition, team proposals had to meet real world parameters of safety, materials durabilility, attractiveness, costs and constructability. Enrollment Management has graciously funded cash prizes and the winning team will have the pleasure of seeing their design come to life as Drexel’s facilities department will build their projects following further refinements.

The students presented their concepts on March 5th to the Admissions team comprised of Joan McDonald; assistant vice presidents Erin Finn, Casey Turner and David Chezem; director of recruitment Leslie Paulson; visit experience coordinator Maggie Miller; and University facilities representatives Gail Holmes and Jessica Rubin.